Friday, July 9, 2010

Michael Lippman, Lawyer For The Bronx Public Administrator, Stole From Estates

Michael Lippman

Lawyer Michael Lippman has made $1.9 million in fees relating to the inheritance accounts.

A top Bronx judge let political cronies reap lucrative fees from dozens of improperly invested inheritances - leaving taxpayers on the hook for $20 million.

The mishandling of the money - overseen by Surrogate Judge Lee Holzman and managed by two aides - let politically wired lawyers and accountants rake in $2.1 million in fees, while heirs of the 37 victimized estates couldn’t get their money.

“They take their fees and the families be damned,” said Robert Southern, who has threatened to sue to get his inheritance from his late aunt, Florence Einstein.

“Are they waiting for us all to die?” asked Sharon Gentry, whose 97-year-old mother-in-law is still waiting for her inheritance from cousin Alice Babineau, who was killed in a 1995 car accident.

A Daily News investigation found the risky investments were first made in 2005 by ex-Bronx public administrator Esther Rodriguez, who resigned under a cloud in 2006, and continued by her successor, John Raniolo.
Raniolo
Public administrators manage the assets of residents who die without wills until the court approves a settlement. They are supposed to invest estate money in conservative financial instruments such as treasury bills.

Judge Holzman appointed Rodriguez and Raniolo to the job and was responsible for monitoring all of the estates. He signed off on all fees and was supposed to make sure the cases moved swiftly through the courts.

Michael Lippman, former counsel to the Bronx public administrator, is being investigated by two agencies for taking early payments on estate work.

Lawyer Michael Lippman has made $1.9 million in fees relating to the inheritance accounts.

A top Bronx judge let political cronies reap lucrative fees from dozens of improperly invested inheritances - leaving taxpayers on the hook for $20 million.

The mishandling of the money - overseen by Surrogate Judge Lee Holzman and managed by two aides - let politically wired lawyers and accountants rake in $2.1 million in fees, while heirs of the 37 victimized estates couldn’t get their money.

“They take their fees and the families be damned,” said Robert Southern, who has threatened to sue to get his inheritance from his late aunt, Florence Einstein.

“Are they waiting for us all to die?” asked Sharon Gentry, whose 97-year-old mother-in-law is still waiting for her inheritance from cousin Alice Babineau, who was killed in a 1995 car accident.

A Daily News investigation found the risky investments were first made in 2005 by ex-Bronx public administrator Esther Rodriguez, who resigned under a cloud in 2006, and continued by her successor, John Raniolo.

Public administrators manage the assets of residents who die without wills until the court approves a settlement. They are supposed to invest estate money in conservative financial instruments such as treasury bills.

Judge Holzman appointed Rodriguez and Raniolo to the job and was responsible for monitoring all of the estates. He signed off on all fees and was supposed to make sure the cases moved swiftly through the courts.

Ex-Counsel to Public Administrator in Bronx Faces Excessive Fee Charges
Daniel Wise, New York Law Journal, July 09, 2010

Michael Lippman, who had been counsel to the public administrator in the Bronx for more than 30 years when he was terminated in April 2009, pleaded not guilty yesterday to charges of taking excessive fees for his work on five estates, amounting to $300,000.

A 15-count indictment brought by the Bronx District Attorney's Office also accused Mr. Lippman of filing false documents to conceal the excessive fees.

Mr. Lippman surrendered yesterday and prosecutors agreed to his release without bail by Acting Supreme Court Justice Steven L. Barrett (See Profile).

Mr. Lippman's lawyer, Murray Richman, said "there is no basis for the charges." The alleged thefts took place before guidelines set in 2002 by the Administrative Board of the Offices of the Public Administrators were adopted, he added.

The guidelines set a fee of 6 percent on the first $750,000 of an estate with the percentage decreasing incrementally on greater amounts.

Mr. Lippman also was accused of concealing his overcharges from Bronx Surrogate Lee L. Holzman by misstating in court documents the amounts he had taken from the estates.

If convicted of the top charge, second-degree grand larceny, Mr. Lippman could be sentenced to a maximum of five to 15 years in prison.

The New York Daily News first reported in October 2009 that Mr. Lippman was being investigated by the New York City Department of Investigation and the Bronx District Attorney's Office.

The indictment names five cases: Estate of Cushman, Estate of Greenbaum, Estate of McGoldrick, Estate of Laskhoff and Estate of Risso. One source close to the investigation said thefts had occurred in far more than the five case and that Mr. Lippman used money taken in new cases to replenish funds missing from older matters.

Excessive fees was an issue in 2005 when the New York Court of Appeals removed then-Brooklyn Surrogate Michael R. Feinberg from the bench for routinely awarding 8 percent fees to the then-counsel for the Brooklyn public administrator, Louis R. Rosenthal. Mr. Rosenthal was suspended for two years and the Attorney General's Office has taken legal action to recover the excessive fees from him. No criminal charges were brought against either Mr. Feinberg or Mr. Rosenthal.

There is no suggestion in the indictment that Surrogate Holzman was aware that Mr. Lippman had charged excessive fees. In fact, in a statement distributed by the Bronx District Attorneys Office, prosecutors said that "in some instances" Mr. Lippman underreported his fees "in reports filed with the court to hide the excessive fees."

The indictment also accused Mr. Lippman of taking advances for his fees from the estates.

The guidelines do not specifically address the issue of "advance fees," but the practice in Manhattan for many years has been for counsel to the public administrator to submit for 60 percent of the fee when an accounting is filed and the remaining 40 percent when the decree is issued.

Mr. Richman vowed a vigorous defense, saying that the alleged criminal acts took place after the five-year statute of limitations had expired. The only way that those acts could be prosecuted, he said, would be if the position of "counsel to the public administrator" were to be considered a public officer, in which case the statute would run for 10 years. Given that the counsel position is created by statute, he said such a legal conclusion was unlikely.

Mr. Richman also said that to focus on five cases out of the roughly 1,000 that Mr. Lippman handled during the seven years covered by the indictment made it a "stretch" to maintain he had a criminal intent. He added that Mr. Lippman may have charged fees before he knew the size of an estate or the amount of work involved, but he returned the amounts when he realized the changed circumstances.

The counsel to the public administrator processes the estates of persons who die without a will and with no close relative to wrap up their affairs.

A joint statement issued yesterday by Bronx District Attorney Robert T. Johnson and Investigation Commissioner Rose Gill Hearn also asserted that Mr. Lippman had been tardy in filing accounting, resulting in estates "lingering for years."

@|Daniel Wise can be reached at dwise@alm.com.

Lawyer eyed by feds in corruption investigation of Bronx public administrator's office
BY Greg B. Smith,DAILY NEWS STAFF WRITER,Sunday, October 11th 2009, 4:00 AM
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A longtime lawyer for the office that oversees estates of Bronx residents who die without wills is under investigation for using them as his personal ATMs, the Daily News has learned.

The city Department of Investigation and the FBI have targeted Michael Lippman, former counsel to the Bronx public administrator, two sources familiar with the probes said.

The DOI probe zeroes in on Lippman; the FBI is looking into Lippman and allegations of longstanding corruption in the Bronx public administrator's office.

"The state is going for larceny charges," said a source familiar with the probes. "The theory is that he took money without intending to perform the services. The feds are trying to put together a more sophisticated enterprise corruption case."

Court-appointed public administrators in each borough are supposed to find appropriate heirs when a person dies without a will - and distribute assets as quickly as possible. In recent years, this obscure office has been plagued by allegations of political insiders siphoning off money through excessive fees.

In the Bronx, the issue is Lippman's practice of pocketing hundreds of thousands of dollars in "advances" on anticipated fees, the sources said.

The accepted practice is for the lawyers to bill for work when the estate is closed, officials said.

In case after case, Lippman took money up front, then billed much later - in some cases, years after the case had been filed, the sources said.

Cases can drag on for years. The Bronx had 1,071 open cases with estates worth a total of $69.5 million as of 2007, the last figures available.

That made it hard to pin down what Lippman did to earn his fees, which are based on a sliding percentage of the estate's value.

The arrangement was quite lucrative. Between 2005 and April 2008, Lippman collected more than $1.5 million up front before questions arose about the practice.

The arrangement was discontinued in 2006; Lippman was terminated as counsel to the public administrator in April 2009. By then, he'd received advance fees on more than 200 cases that were not yet closed.

During that time, Lippman faced crushing debts, including more than $1 million in gambling losses, $600,000 in unpaid taxes, and foreclosure on a $400,000 mortgage, records show.

Investigators want to know why Lippman was able to get away with this for so long, despite repeated complaints from families who said he was siphoning off fees without documenting what he was doing.

Carol Eisen, who battled Lippman while trying to straighten out her aunt's $1.4 million estate, said Lippman demanded excessive fees with little explanation.

"It was just a criminal scene from day one," she said from her home in Florida. "Everybody had their hands in our pocket. Not only should they have to pay out of their money, but we're entitled all of the fees back. They were thieves."

Probers are looking into why Lippman's bosses, including Surrogate Court Judge Lee Holzman and former Bronx Public Administrator Esther Rodriguez, allowed Lippman to collect in advance.

Spokesmen for the DOI and the FBI declined to comment, as did Bronx District Attorney Robert Johnson, who is prosecuting the DOI probe. Probers have subpoenaed boxes of documents from the public administrator's office, sources said.

Lippman was forced to quit last spring when a new counsel was brought in and began looking into past billing practices, one source said.

Judge Holzman approved all of Lippman's fees. Rodriguez, the former Bronx public administrator, signed off on all the checks to Lippman until she was forced to resign in January 2006.

At the time, a vendor was busted for submitting fictional and inflated bills to her to inspect, clean and repair the homes of the dead.

Rodriguez could not be reached for comment.

Lippman's lawyer, Murray Richman, said Bronx prosecutors haven't told him what Lippman may have done.

"If the prosecutors believe they have wrongdoing, we'd be glad to sit down and discuss it," he said. "They elected not to discuss it."

gsmith@nydailynews.com

'Crook' Michael Lippman got what's coming to him, family of victim says
BY Brendan Brosh, DAILY NEWS STAFF WRITER, Friday, July 9th 2010, 4:00 AM

Michael Lippman's arrest is bringing peace to the family of one woman who, on her deathbed, told the Daily News he was a "crook."

Shortly before Lillian Cohen died last year, she said Lippman was bilking her sister out of money that was left to her by a friend.

"Michael - above everyone else - should have known that death wouldn't stop my mother from taking care of this," said Prissi Cohen, Lillian's daughter. "Now she is at peace."

Sara Schenendorf, Lillian's sister, had hired Lippman after she was left $130,000.

After two years of wrangling and legal bills, Cohen finally got the assets transferred to her sister after she threatened to report Lippman to the Bronx district attorney's office.

"She could barely talk, but she wanted to get the story out," said Prissi Cohen, who was buying a headstone for her mother's grave yesterday. "It doesn't undo the pain for the people who have suffered [but] at least it won't happen to others."

Michael Lippman, lawyer for Bronx Public Administrator, stole $300,000, prosecutors charge
BY Brendan Brosh, DAILY NEWS STAFF WRITER,July 8th 2010, 2:53 PM
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His job was to help the living. Instead, a ruthless Bronx lawyer plundered $300,000 from the estates of the dead, prosecutors charge.

Lawyer Michael Lippman, counsel to the Bronx public administrator from 1983 through last year, surrendered yesterday to face charges of billing for work he never performed on five estates.

Lippman, whose shenanigans were first exposed by the Daily News last year, was arraigned in Bronx Supreme Court on charges that could put him in jail for up to 15 years.

Public administrators are supposed to find heirs when someone dies without a will, and then fairly distribute an estate's assets as quickly as possible.

The survivors are often vulnerable families unfamiliar with the intricacies of probate law.

The city Department of Investigation charged Lippman repeatedly took advance fees from the estates without court approval. In each case, the bill was either inflated or for work that was never done.

DOI Commissioner Rose Gill Hearn said Lippman used his position "to extract excessive and unearned fees from the estates of deceased Bronx residents."

He pleaded not guilty and was released without bail. His lawyer, Murray Richman, said the statute of limitations had expired on the charges of grand larceny, scheming to defraud and falsifying business records.

Lippman pocketed more than $1.5 million in upfront fees between 2005 and April 2008, before he was dogged with questions about the practice.

Records show that during that time, Lippman was drowning in debt - facing foreclosure on a $400,000 mortgage, $1 million in gambling losses and $600,000 in unpaid taxes.

Richman said the Bronx district attorney's office was meddling in a lawyer's ability to run his business.

"It puts a chilling effect on all attorneys charging fees because the district attorney has the opportunity to look over what fees can be charged," he said.

Lippman is expected back in court in October.

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City probing top Bronx court officials on heirs' 20M
BY Nancie L. Katz, DAILY NEWS STAFF WRITER
Sunday, July 20th 2008, 11:27 PM
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The city has launched a probe of top court officials in the Bronx accused of improperly investing $20 million left behind by New Yorkers who died without wills, the Daily News has learned.

City Controller William Thompson has blasted Public Administrator John Raniolo for "financially irresponsible decisions" that tied up the assets of 37 estates and that taxpayers now have to cover through city payouts.

Sources close to Thompson said the matter had been referred to the city Department of Investigation.

"There's concern about the making and the magnitude of the investments," the source said. "Where is the due diligence here? It's mind-boggling."

A DOI spokeswoman confirmed the agency was "aware of the matter" but declined further comment.

Even though heirs couldn't get at their money, Surrogate Judge Lee Holzman let politically wired lawyers and accountants collect $2.1 million in fees.

Lawyer Michael Lippman, who helped get Holzman elected twice, took $1.9 million in fees before filing legally required affidavits saying what he did to earn them.

Heirs have been trying to get their loved ones' estates closed for years, yet Holzman never asked Lippman to provide explanations as to why the cases lingered so long. One began as far back as 1990, another in 1995.

Lippman told The News he considered the investments legal and that he did nothing wrong.

The public administrator is supposed to put assets in secure investments such as Treasury bills.

In 2005, former Public Administrator Esther Rodriguez handed the money to broker JB Hanauer & Co., which put the money in investments called auction-rate securities.

Auction-rate securities offer a slightly higher yield than the more conservative investments the public administrators are allowed to make, but the bonds depend on auctions by banks to be cashed. The market for auction-rate securities froze in February because of the credit crisis.

Raniolo continued the practice after Rodriguez resigned in disgrace in 2006.

Eric Siber, Hanauer's director of marketing and sales, said he considered the securities "relatively liquid." On Friday, JB Hanauer indicated that $825,000 of the $20million might be released to the public administrator this week.

Hanauer broker Jason Reback has been investing for Bronx public administrators for more than 15 years. Both Raniolo and Judge Holzman said they were unaware federal authorities had suspended Reback for 10 days in 2005 for unauthorized trades. Reback did not return calls.

nkatz@nydailynews.com


Commission on Judicial Conduct must send Lee Holzman packing
Editorials, Saturday, July 19th 2008,
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Any judge who lets cronies mishandle $20 million belonging to the heirs of the dead deserves to be kicked off the bench.

Any judge who puts taxpayers on the hook for $20 million by letting pals wrongly invest people's money deserves to be kicked off the bench.

Any judge who awards large fees to a buddy without requiring the buddy to first explain what he did to earn the money deserves to be kicked off the bench.

Bronx Surrogate Judge Lee Holzman must go.

The state Commission on Judicial Conduct must open a probe leading to Holzman's removal from office.

The facts are not in dispute. The whole outrageous story is detailed in Sunday's Daily News by reporter Nancie L. Katz. The cast of characters is a sorry lot.

Top billing goes to Holzman, a creature of the Bronx Democratic organization who presides over the estates of the dead. The post is coveted among machine lawyers because the surrogate dispenses lucrative assignments to attorneys and accountants.

The surrogate also appoints the public administrator, who handles estates that have no wills. And the surrogate names a counsel, a private lawyer who gets fees for services.

It has long been a swamp, but some laws and rules are aimed at keeping the muck to a minimum. No matter. Holzman, his former and present public administrators, Esther Rodriguez and John Raniolo, and counsel Michael Lippman went out of bounds.

For starters, Rodriguez and Raniolo were supposed to put inheritance money in conservative investments like treasury bonds. Instead, they put $20 million from 37 estates into what are known as auction-rate securities.

These are like bonds, only riskier. And the market for them froze with the subprime crisis. So Holzman & Co. can't redeem them. Controller William Thompson has determined the city must cover the $20 million and take the securities in return. Let's hope trading rebounds someday.

Holzman was ultimately responsible for approving the investments. His claim that he "had no knowledge [of the investments] until there was a problem" condemns him.

The result: Holzman's crew has denied the heirs access to the money - while doing well for themselves. Lippman pocketed $1.9 million in fees. And, for quite some time, Holzman signed off on payments before Lippman documented his charges.

Boot him. Case closed.

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60 comments:

  1. Why hasn't the missing money from the Brooklyn Public Adminstrator's office also become an issue? Missing money during a Public Adminsitrator's tenure? Knowing failure to bury orthodox jews for weeks? A Poconos house suddenly gone missing? Most shocking, a certain Surrogate refused to deal with the issue and now wants to outsource the Public Administrator duties. Surrogate' Lopez Torres should resign for her incompetence and failure to act.

    The real crime is Surrogate Lopez Torres!
    Now we know why they called her Lopey Dopey in Family Court.

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  2. I am looking for an attorney ready to help me sue the Bronx Public Administrator and another relative and counsel. They are crooks and sold a house from underneath us.

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  3. Rodriguez stole my deceased cousin's car, telling the family that she didn't know anything about the car. It turned up registered to a family member of Ms. Rodriguez. Lippman knew about it, and so did The P.A. investigator who handled the registration for Rodriguez. Valuable jewelry and family possesions were stolen fron my cousin's apartment. They were never recovered. That whole operation was rotten to the core.

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  4. Hi I am the ex wife of a slimy lawyer who made all his money in the bronx public adminastaters office working for Micheal Lippman. He stole and robbed peoples assets and he even used Micheal Lippman, Judge Holzman, and Esther Roderiguez. My ex made millions and lives a life of leisure. I hope he gets his karma one day and the people he robbed get back what they should have received.

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  5. Let's investigate attorneys like Harry Amer, Michael Friedman whose convicted felon father Stanley got Judge Holzman elected. Stanley Friedman was involved in that NYC Metermaid scam with the electronic ticket machines along with former Queens Borough President Donald Manes who ended up committing suicide and taking the coward's way out.

    http://www.nydailynews.com/archives/news/2001/11/19/2001-11-19_rattle_and_creak__the_ghosts.html

    Holzman should be indicted or he should drop dead of a heart attack in his chair in his chambers in the Bronx Cty Courthouse. Amer should be indicted like Lippman because he's another one of these thieving Jews working up there. Seriously what is up with all these Lawyers in the Bronx Cty Courthouse. It's a fucking cesspool of corruption. They have to be put on trial and give all the stolen monies back to the families who had to deal with all these mother fucking scumbags. They all deserve to be put up against a wall and shot and then have their carcasses thrown to wild animals to be ripped apart. I really hope all of them die miserably.

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  6. I think that we should definately investigate these slimy lawyers who vacation and shop using only cash. Oshrie Zak is an attorney who worked closely with Lippman and Harry Amer and an Heir chaser named Charlie Ginsberg. You should see all the gorgeous cars country clubs they belong too. I've seen the Crazy spoiled lifestyle these people lead especially Oshrie Zak and Charlie Ginsberg and Phil and Roberta Beckerman. There is a man named Chris Ryan who loan sharked Oshrie Zaks money and Boris Jaguadaev who bought buildings for Oshrie Zak with dead peoples money who were supposed to inherit this money buildings property ect... and the heirs never received. Now Oshrie Zak being a trust and estate attorney is hiding his money over seas and in other peoples names in trusts with him. Its so corrupt you cant even touch these theives. Maybe if we all put our evidence and have investigaters watch them really close we can get these bad lawyers.

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    1. Anonymous PLEASE CONTACT ME regarding your post on these Attorneys, esp one in particular..kmmichel9@aol.com. Thank You

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  7. The problem is did the statute of limitations run out. I know a lawyer who was doing these illegal doings from 1995 to 2003. Now he is extremely rich and doesn't need make new money. He made around 8 million during that time and the money has been laundered carefully is it too late to prosecute him?

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  8. The reason Micheal Lippman was indicted and not Harry Amer and Oshrie Zak and all the other lawyers and workers in the bronx public administraters is Micheal Lippman had a big gambling booze and pill problem and so did his girlfriend Colleen. He was sloppy and went broke. The other people involved were slimier and slick. They stole more and invested and hid it well then got out before the investigation started. Also all the secretaries and office workers were given a little cash on the side to keep them happy. Also these lawyers always pretended to be humble driving different types of cars ect.. to work than they had at home.

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  9. I bet if you just got a a list of all Murray Richmans clients you would see which corrupt lawyers were the big slimy money makers who used the courts and got away with it. Maybe you are right the n.y courts are letting this slide. We need to get these guys away from their cronies to really have justice served.

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  10. Micheal Friedman worked with Oshrie Zak and Harry Amer and Michael Lippman we should check out how they did business together.

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  11. What is it with all these Jew Lawyers in the Bronx? Every one of them worships money like Shylock the Merchant of Venice. Everyone of them Judge Holzman, Michael Friedman, Harry Amer, & Oshrie Zak is a Christ Killer for 40 pieces of silver like Judas Iscariot.

    It's time the City of NY investigates all these bastards I mentioned and strip them off all their worldly possessions including cash and lock these bastards up for the rest of their natural fucking lives.

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  12. We need to pool our resources together and give the NY City Department of Investigations leads into Zak, Friedman, Amer, Ginsberg, & Richman. Take one down and that one will sing like a canary and bring down the lot of them. Maybe we'll get lucky and Holzman drops dead and he can't help them. Just one thing to tie them all together and it can be used and we can take it to a newspaper reporter who I know. Anonymous how can I contact you?

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  13. Its true that these men don't deserve all this money they stole and bullied people with their lawyer skills. And its also true they are all jewish. Im ready to give all the information i have. We can't let these jewish lawyers live off the kind, weak, simple and good hearted people they took advantage of. I have the info. and proof, But im afraid, how do we contact eachother without giving everyone my identity.

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  14. sd21gaslamp@yahoo.com we will code it from there.

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  15. Well to start you can tie them all together with chosbo llc a corporation of charlie oshrie and boris buying buildings found in the public administraters office.These buildings are city subsidized and were bought from under peoples inheritents than there is another corp. choshmy llc charlie oshrie and myron mintz (who died) Alot of money laundering was done too. But myrons family got screwed because myron had a huge gambling problem and died broke. He borrowed money from a drug dealer named alex barret.

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    1. Obviously this post was written by a angry ex-wife. Thou who cast stones should not live in glass houses. As we all know said ex-wife was a prior stripper and call girl who would do anything and I mean anything for a dollar. The apple doesn't fall far from the tree as she married the dirt bag so she could stop sucking c*** for a living and now she lost her money tree. Get a life maybe scores is still hiring!!!!!

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  16. Hi its the anonymous one with all the info. I tried the sdgaslamp email thing but i don't know how to exactly use that way of contacting you. I have a box of interesting files and other evidence of corruption. I was thinking of going to the IRS. We will make sure these money hungry selfish people don't get away with this. I wish the families they stole from would get back what was really theirs though. I will figure a way to contact you don't worry. I really like your passion for justice to be served. I can tell you have integrity as a human being.

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  17. look up online barr donut llc. Very interesting jewish lawyer oshrie zak and alex barret buy a dunkin donut shop in long island.

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  18. Another possible link may be attorneys that do the closings and contracts to steal these properties from unknowing heirs. Attorney Howard Ripps and Eastern Abstract Title. Both in Bronx and working in or with attorneys in the Public Administraters Office.

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  19. If you have all this documentation copied then get it scanned into a PDF Adobe File and shipped over to sd21gaslamp.com

    We can get all that information to the appropriate people who will use it to bring down this den of inequity and pit of depravity.

    Get the info scanned page by page and saved as a PDF file. Email it and we'll make sure that it gets put to good use. Please do this immediately.

    Documentation is key.

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  20. sd21gaslamp@yahoo.com

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  21. Ok i will have to get the files and have someone help me with the computer stuff. Im not great on the computer. I will get this all organized by sometime after the holidays.

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  22. I have been hanging on to a few boxes of files with a family member since 2003. I have to get them from this family member. Hopefully they show evidence of what i know was going on from around 1996 until 2004. Slimy stuff. And no taxes were paid either or at least much less taxes were paid on the money made by these attorneys.

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  23. Your dedication and attention to detail will help bring down all these scumbags.

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  24. Hey whoever you are. Let's get these documents scanned as PDF files so we can use it against these thieves like Judge Holzman, Lippman, Amer, Friedman, Zak & whatever other cocksucker is involved in stealing from these estates. I want to see them all disbarred and spend the rest of their natural fucking lives in jail.

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  25. Where are the papers that you say you have to bring this Criminal Empire to its knees and put these fcuking pieces of shit behind bars for the better part of their natural fucking lives?

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  26. The papers were never taken said my family member. I thought this family member took them but only saw them read them and left the boxes at the individuals house. my family says let it rest the feds will catch up to these guys eventually and that i shouldnt get involved.

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  27. But just because the boxes of papers weren't taken does't mean there isn't a paper trail. I know for sure cash was used to buy houses boats and businesses through family members and friends in revocable trusts. Houses in Long Island, Westchester County and businesses in Long Island and ST. Thomas U.S virgin Islands. Switzerland and Safe Deposit Boxes too. We can bring these thieves down dont give up.

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  28. Stocks of deceased clients were even cashed and used by these attorneys through their escrow accounts.

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  29. Following Attorney Escrow Accounts would be a great start.I know one attorney working for Micheal Lippman who had around $600,000.00 hidden in his Attorney Escro Account so that he didn't have to pay taxes on it. Because he CLAIMED he made $230,000 a year but he really made over a million. He then joined Trump National Gulf Club and paid $250,000.00 CASH to join.HMMM Thats more than he makes in a year.

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  30. The craziest thing is everyone made money except the heirs of the money. Believe it or not i even know an attorney who gave his clients an erasable ink pen to write the check out. This way they could change it. The Chase bank manager in the bronx is buddy buddy with this attorney too.

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  31. I don't agree with all of you as I met ZAK and Friedman and really liked them. I did not know they know each other. Also the public admin sells all it's properties in an auction in court. The auction is a bidding process. How could they buy federal buildings. Also don't listen to ex-wives they always hate the ex's and as the years go on continue to validate the selfish personal reasons for breaking up the family. Also the lawyers make in Pa office only 6 percent so the family get the rest.

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  32. People with intelligence don't believe everything they read especially in trash mags like the Daily News. From what I know he is a kind man who does care about people and is highly intelligent and knowledgeable. I know many people who have benefitted greatly from his expertise in the legal field. He had the misfortune of working in a corrupt political system that needed a fall guy to cover up a systemic problem of mismanagement in the Bronx. Not really sure why lawyers incite such hate from people. Just reflexes the ugliness inside them. I think reporters are much worse. They manipulate and fight like sharks just to make themselves look good for their egos.

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  33. Zak and Friedman and Lippman and Amer and Judge Holzman are all thieving Jews who lie, cheat, steal and suck cock just to steal money from the rightful heirs. They will be brought down. As God is my witness I'll see everyone of them behind bars or 6 feet under being a Worm Buffet.

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  34. The best thing that can happen is that the Department of Investigations of NYC and the NYC's Comptroller's Office shut down the Surrogate Court in the Bronx and shut down the Bronx County Public Administrator's Office and relieve everyone there of their duties including that fat slob Russell Heit who does nothing but sit there and eat donuts. The fat fuck is about 300 pounds and can't lift his feet when he walks. He got kickbacks from Lippman and Amer and Judge Holzman to keep him in powdered jelly donuts for the next decade. Poetic Justice would be if the fat fuck chokes on a donut like Mama Cass choked on a ham sandwich. Heit knows about everything dirty in the Public Administrator's Office. Arrest him and charge him with something and he'll sing like a bird about Lippman, Amer, Zak, Friedman & Judge Holzman.

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  35. Go after everyone of these ChristKiller thieves in the Bronx Surrogate Court. Charge them with Larceny and Conspiracy and dump them in prison for the better part of their miserable natural fucking lives. Yeah that's right that means Judge Holzman, Harry Amer, Michael Lippman, Michael Friedman, Oshrie Fuck Zak.

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  36. as an independant vendor for bx public adm office.I feel that its hasent changed much at my level.first up we all must send sealed bids but when the jobs are awarded I was told that the other bids could not be made available to me."We dont work that way here". they dont report to freedom of information nor are the bids published. btw way i know i was lowest bidder because the other bidders who bid all said that their bid was higher than mine. I left the previous adm because of favortism but cant help to question this administrations practices as well.

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  37. Time to take down these scumbags one at a time. Lippman is copping a deal with the City and the Feds and turning over secret files and taped conversations he has on prominent people in the Surrogate Court and the Public Administrator's Office. This is a RICO case now - they can all be tried under 1 conspiracy. Lippman is singing like a canary and he's going after all of them who kicked him to the curb. Looks like the party is over in the Bronx Surrogate Court now.

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  38. Did this report include the money that was supposed to be held in trust for minors? For children who lost their parents on 911 and whose "custodial" parent spend $$ like they are living off a life long inheritance? Has anyone investigated these cases? Probably not!!

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  39. Bonnie Gould the Public Administrator who took over for that little shit weasel John Rainolo is nothing but a rubber stamp for Judge Holzman. She's fucking useless and incomptent that she can't even pick up a phone. The entire PA's office needs to be investigated and indicted. Wish they would stick a microscope up Judge Holzman's ass and investigate him and then indict him and jail him. Let him lose everything he has as part of a RICO indictment. I hate that sonofabitch with a passion. Not enough bad things can happen to him and Michael Friedman and Oshrie Zak and Harry Amer.

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  40. John raniolo ,Harry Amer, michael Friedman , oshrie ZAK are all good guys. The article is about michael Lippman. If u look at blog you see a unhappy ex wife bring up those names. Please everyone have the courtesy to not drag their names in the mud because one person, an ex wife has decided to dig so low inordrr to try to get him back because she is an EX. Lol
    Come on everyone we alll know that this blog was about one person and one person only.
    I know Bonnie Gould from before she was the public administrator and she is a very mean women.

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    1. WHO KNOWS BETTER THEN EX WIVES??

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  41. This blog was about one person Lippman who is associated with all these other scumbag lowlife cocksuckers like John Rainolo, Judge Holzman, Michael Friedman, Oshrie Zak, & Harry Amer.

    And Bonnie Gould is not only a mean woman but I know for certain she likes Bukkake.

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  42. Fuck you Judge Holzman you thieving Jew Cocksucker.

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  43. Anonymous said...
    John raniolo ,Harry Amer, michael Friedman , oshrie ZAK are all good guys. The article is about michael Lippman. If u look at blog you see a unhappy ex wife bring up those names. Please everyone have the courtesy to not drag their names in the mud because one person, an ex wife has decided to dig so low inordrr to try to get him back because she is an EX. Lol
    Come on everyone we alll know that this blog was about one person and one person only.
    I know Bonnie Gould from before she was the public administrator and she is a very mean women.

    Well fuck you with your common courtesy. Where's the common courtesy that all these cocksuckers have while stealing thousands of dollars of an estate that doesn't belong to them? And why is that? Because all these Jew lawyers worship money.

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  44. Zak and Friedman and Lippman and Amer and Judge Holzman are all thieving Jews who lie, cheat, steal and suck cock just to steal money from the rightful heirs. They will be brought down. As God is my witness I'll see everyone of them behind bars or 6 feet under being a Worm Buffet.

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    1. you are absolutely right about these people. It is about time the attorney generals office starts a very serious prosecution and investigation into all these cocky sons of bitches

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    2. Who can you contact if you have information about one of these attorneys?

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  45. Lots of corruption these days. Consider: Marc Bernstein is back in town, and he be looking for more SICK and ELDERLY people to steal MALPRACTICE money from. Marc Bernstein, the guilty, convicted, imprisoned, crooked fraud MALPRACTICING "malpractice" "attorney" and a "predator with a law degree" is out of prison and has not paid restitution to his victims, defying a court order. Do not go to him. Marc Bernstein has stolen from grandmothers, disabled children, his own family, and as a rule the most vulnerable. Do NOOOOTTT go to this guy.

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  46. Who can I contact about a case of mine about these very same people???????

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  47. Did this report include the money that was supposed to be in TRUST for minors? For the children who lost their parents on 911 and whose ex wife like Patricia Cubas Perry & MaryAnne Massa Bielfeld & Annette Clark Gonzalez & Eve Torres harassed and Scammed and went after Peters Fiancé Theresa Clarner & played around with her Timesheet's @ The New York City Fire Department and used there mafia family members to torture my friend's life because she is a GREAT MOM to her daughter and they want to say and set my friend up in doing things she did not I worked with Theresa @ the Fire Department and she gave me all the documentation on Michael Lippman and all these people who sold her and Peter's Condo on Barker she didn't who stole all the $500,000.00 of coins out of the Condo who has gone in and out of her daughters accounts illegally. Who takes a con Edison bill out of a tenants name and places it in hers for $7,985.98. There is 13 years of Criminal activity with the Bronx Surrogates Court & Peters ex Wife Patty Cubas Perry her friend & Maryanne Massa Bielfeld & Peters Family because they wanted what Brittany has. Where is the Justice for my friend that I worked with her for 23 years I no her since we were 21 years old and started working @ EMS together. Who should I contact with all the documentation I have.

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    1. Excuse me who ever you are but your using my name in a malicious manner. I had nothing to do with Teresa Clarner so you post has been reported as harassment. I'm now going to contact the blogger and have them retrieve your ISP # and have my lawyer send you a harassment letter. Thank you.

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    2. I just did a google search for my name & I found this. Well whoever you are I think I know who it is expect a letter from an attorney to be heading your way.

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    3. these people who sold her and Peter's Condo on Barker ? Really, he purchased that condo before he ever met you back in 1987 & your name was never on the deed? another lie by a very troubled woman. He died intestate, therefore leaving his soul heir Brittany as his benefactor. You happen to be the Mother so please stop with your attacks, get the much need psychiatric help you need & keep it moving. What I did find on line was that you have all sorts of legal issues w/a previous tenant & you've also slandered the lawyers name so I've sent him your tale of woes that's on file. SIC SIC SIC http://documents.dps.ny.gov/public/Common/ViewDoc.aspx?DocRefId=%7BF96095E1-5833-4DC8-A2DD-BF0B771A7A94%7D

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    4. The person who slandered my name is a sic woman. You've written your post anonymously but I do know who you are. I feel very badly for your innocent daughter who is being subjected to such an unstable environment. I know she'll be ok, but you on the other hand are in much need of eminent psychiatric care. I've researched your name & I've come across more financial woes that you are having. Brittany was supposed to be provided for but you pissed her money away & you are now grasping at straws making insane allegations that I stole her money along with accusing Maryann & two other women? I am going to forward this information to the Dept. of Childrens' Services in Hernando Florida to inform them of how unstable you are. Maybe they can do intervene & issue a court ordered Baker Act on you? Sic Sic Sic woman, please get the help you need. https://iapps.courts.state.ny.us/nyscef/ViewDocument?docIndex=cr1URyxIJaofbCNTOTg9kQ==

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